LA FLEET WEEK
The LA Fleet Week Foundation is the
501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to plan and support LA Fleet Week, Los Angeles' largest Labor Day event. LA Fleet Week was created through a unique public-private partnership to connect Southern Californians with the men and women of our United States Sea Services. These connections are facilitated through numerous outreach and engagement opportunities across the region and at a centralized event location on the LA Waterfront
at America’s largest port.
The mission of LA Fleet Week Foundation is to plan, promote, honor and financially support Los Angeles Fleet Week, an annual celebration honoring the United States Sea Services and the men and women who presently serve or have served in the armed forces. The Foundation also educates the public about the history and traditions of the Sea Services and the contributions of the City of Los Angeles in support of them.
Mayor Eric Garcetti
Mayor | City of Los Angeles
Members of the LA Fleet Week Leadership Council are leaders in various sectors of the community who are dedicated to supporting and advancing the mission of the annual LA Fleet Week event.
Karla and William H. Ahmanson
Andrew F. Barth
Ambassador Frank Baxter
Councilmember Joe Buscaino
Former CA Governor Gray Davis
Elisabet and Bill Fleischman
Richard and Suzanne Kayne
VADM Nora Tyson (Ret.)
Former CA Governor Pete Wilson
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our Board of Directors oversee the mission and direction of the LA Fleet Week Foundation and are crucial in the planning and production of the annual LA Fleet Week event.
Jonathan Williams (President)
President & CEO | Battleship IOWA Museum
Jeff Gorell (Vice President)
Deputy Mayor | L.A. Mayor's Office of Public Safety
David P. Bender, Jr. (Secretary)
Partner | Haynes and Boone
John McOsker (Treasurer)
Partner | Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Stephanie Stone, USN (ret.)
Chief Deputy Director | Military Veterans Affairs County of Los Angeles
Doane Liu (Director)
Executive Director | City of LA Dept. of Convention & Tourism Development
RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.) (Director)
These committees are formed in partnership with the Port of Los Angeles. The Foundation leads fundraising and outreach activities to support the LA Fleet Week event.
First Responders Village
Retired Assistant Chief, LA City Fire Department
Military & Veterans Villages
CAPT Larry Vasquez, USN (ret.)
Director of Military & Veterans Affairs, City of Los Angeles
STEM Expo Village
RADM Mike Shatynski, USN (ret.)
Principal, PIC Services
Dan & Joyce Smith
Retired, Northrop Grumman
Executive Administrator, Battleship IOWA Museum
Sailor Excursions & Comrels
LCDR Ken Hagihara, USN (ret.)
President, Integrity Public Relations, Inc.
Media Relations, Port of Los Angeles